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Restore Damaged Toenails With LCN Barefoot

by Judy Lessin | December 8, 2015
Nails by Maureen Gleason (before)

Nails by Maureen Gleason (before)

Nails by Maureen Gleason (after)

Nails by Maureen Gleason (after)

It’s not unusual for a nail service to inspire smiles and even hugs, but tears of joy? It’s true, says Marcie Parrott, a nail tech at Shining Star Salon and Spa in Bay City, Mich., who added LCN’s Barefoot cosmetic toenail reconstruction to her service menu earlier this year. A strong yet flexible gel, Barefoot allows techs to restore toenails that have been partially damaged or are missing completely. Due to the flexibility of the product, the enhancement adjusts to the movements of the toes and feet and feels comfortable and natural to the client. “It’s a game changer without a doubt,” says Parrott. “For clients it’s life changing and for the nail professional it can mean a significant increase in income.

“I’ve been able to reconstruct toenails for a grandma who wanted to wear open-toed shoes to her granddaughter’s wedding, two brides, a runner, and a handful of women who just wanted to wear sandals in the summer,” she says. “All my clients have been impressed by the results. They like the realistic look and feel, the durability, and the length of time the reconstructed nails stay intact.”

Nails by Marcie Parrott (before)

Nails by Marcie Parrott (before)

Nails by Marcie Parrott (after)

Nails by Marcie Parrott (after)

Parrott had had little exposure to gels when she took an LCN Training & Certification class in July. “Barefoot can be a tricky product to work with,” she says. “I had to practice before offering it to my clients. But once you understand the movement of the product, it is a breeze to apply.”

She charges $45 to reconstruct the nail on the big toe and an additional $10 if the other nails on that foot need reconstruction as well.  “The prices have been well received in this area. I charge $30 for a replacement or fill-in. I reconstructed eight nails on one client and charged her $95. All of that added less than 20 minutes to her pedicure.”

For information on LCN’s Barefoot Certification class schedule, go to www.lcnusa.com or www.facebook.com/lcnbarefoot.

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